Advanced Standing for upperclassmen became a reality yesterday, as ten juniors were allowed to reduce their degree requirements by one-half course in order to pursue programs of individual study.
Under the program passed by the Faculty last spring, the juniors will be able to count various types of work outside the classroom toward their degree. This work may be in the form of expanded tutorial, private research, or a graduate course taken for later credits towards an advanced degree, said Harlan P. Hanson '46, Director of Advanced Standing.
The ten students participating in the program were selected from a number of applicants by the Committee on Advanced Standing. The men did not have to be in Groups I or II, but had to have "good scholastic records and the recommendation of the departments," Hanson said.
Advanced Standing for upperclassmen is just one aspect of the Faculty's overall program. Also included is Sophomore Standing, under which a few first-year students at the College are now taking sophomore programs, and a freshman program under which a few high school juniors will be admitted to the College this spring.
"Students with an exceptionally strong secondary school background have been encouraged to take advanced courses in the freshman year. Now, if their work remains of honors quality, they will be free to substitute individual work for one or two formal courses during their junior and seniors years," Hanson added.
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